byCuomo, Francesco, fl. ca. 1615; Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374; Virgil; De Palma, Valerio; Stegemeier, Henri, 1912-, former owner; Post-1650 Manuscript Collection (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)
Ms. emblem book, with drawings in sepia and gold ink depicting a falling or fallen cypress tree in the garden of Vittorio Prioli of Leccio, Italy, on 2 March 1615. Most of the mottoes, in Italian or Latin, are taken or adapted from Petrarch or Virgil. Contains two laudatory poems: "Valerio de Palma à Frà Fran.co Cuomo." (fol. 2) and "In Lode dell'Autore frà Gioanne Sezzo. Francescano." (fol. 103) Topics: Cuomo, Francesco, fl. ca. 1615, Sezzo, Giovanni, Cypress, Manuscripts, Italian, Manuscripts, Latin...